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Storage of Collections

27th November 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Delivered by Helena Jaeschke, Conservation Development Officer, SWMD


This is a comprehensive session to help you with all aspects of storing your collections safely. The day will be a mix of talks, discussions and practical activities. Handouts will be provided.  The sessions concentrate on objects which museums are likely to need to handle, pack and store and the issues they are likely to face. You are welcome to send details in advance of any problems you’d like included.


Who is it for?

Anyone who works with museum objects and would like to know more about handling, packing and storing them safely.  Previous knowledge or experience is not necessary.


What will I learn?

The risks for objects and people and how to minimise them.

Assessing the condition of an object

Basic principles of packing objects

Materials and methods to use when packing different types of museum objects

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee and Registration, Welcome

10.30 – 11.30

Designing stores and choosing storage equipment

11.30 – 12.00

Monitoring your stores and improving conditions

12.00 – 12.30

Tour of the stores at Wheal Martyn

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch *Please bring your own packed lunch, or feel free to use the café.

13.30 -14.30

Choosing packing materials and containers

14.30 – 15.00

Practical session – packing different sorts of objects

15.00 – 15.20


15.20 – 16.00

Running your stores – policies, procedures and practice

16.00 – 16.30

Discussion and Evaluation


Session Leader

Helena Jaeschke, ACR, is an accredited objects conservator who trained in archaeological conservation. As the Conservation Development Officer for the South West Museum Development Programme, she provides free advice and support for museums in the region.



27th November 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Wheal Martyn Carthew St Austell, PL268XG United Kingdom
United Kingdom